Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Finished two books this week. My first on Kindle! Really, really enjoy it - although I have a "real" book going at the same time... Book #53 In the Company of Other by Jan Karon. Love all of her books - she is an amazing writer. and #54 Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen - this is third in a series and very entertaining. London in the 1930's murder mysteries with a royal connection.
How fun is it when you can close your eyes on the beach or in a store, and hear a foreign language. Am I in Germany, France, Italy, or maybe eastern Europe? A very cosmopolitan feel and I like that...welcome to almost "season" here...
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
|Happy Veteran's Day|
We watch Star Mt. weather which is a little bit of snowflakes swirling around. Where do I want to be - oooh, hard, don't ask me...
Photo today of the Royal Poinciana tree. It's a drop dead gorgeous tree with fiery coral blossoms that we see on the morning walk to the beach. Thought we'd lost them due to the below freezing temps early in the year, but they are hardier than I knew.
Art class is done, but I'm so inspired by the instructor, Patty Kane, I'll be signing up for another session. After moaning about sloshy paint and doing endless pears, I have, it seems, imprinted some new techniques in the brain as I started new regular paintings. I promise to post a couple of pics. Feel free to comment.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Weather is finally not so hot, but now dropped below normal. I had to walk at 49 degrees this morning - oh poor pitiful me... Fun beach finds today. Two star fish, and of course I threw them back. If you followed me last year down here I had a not so fun experience with a starfish I took home. Thought it was dead, and instead it gave me a bloody print on a towel as it was expiring. Sooo, always throw them back...
I am the proud owner of a Kindle courtesy of Heather & Tiffany for my birthday. I've been on the fence about this digital book thing, but I really like it so far. Very sexy cute & the battery life is amazing (will last a month) and Heather gave me a tip on downloading free books (classics, not hot off the press stuff, but that's still okay). This will never replace regular books for me but is a nice addition. Stephen King says it's just words after all, the method is not the important thing.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Finished book #52 Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness by Sheila Kohler. Historical fiction set in French revolution times. I bought it for $1.00 at the book store and thought what the heck. It was pretty good actually!
|Sad little lost kite at the beach|
|Rosy Spoonbill (looks kind of like a flamingo)|
We're going to one of my favorite restaurants tomorrow night - Escargot 41; French, owned by a darling couple who moved here from France a few years ago. Shhh, it's my birthday - very low key...